Pronunciation: (môlt'ku), [key]
1. Hel•muth Karl Pronunciation: (hel'mOOt kärl), [key] 1800–91, Prussian field marshal: chief of staff 1858–88.
2. his nephew,Helmuth Jo•han•nes Pronunciation: (yō-hä'nus), [key] Count von, 1848–1916, German general: chief of staff 1906–14.
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